Special Events & Festivals

Escorting the sheep


Photo by Ehren Wynder.

Mickensey Parker escorts her sheep  during judging for commerical yearling ewes at the Huntington County 4-H sheep Show on Saturday, July 23.

 

Guiding


Photo by Steve Clark.

Emma Landrum guides her calf in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena during senior champion jersey judging at the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show, held Saturday, July 23. Landrum won the category.

C'mon!


Photo by Steve Clark.

Deandra Wygant pulls on her stubborn calf to get her moving during junior champion female judging at the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show on Saturday, July 23, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Highlighting an entry


Photo by Steve Clark.

Judge Curt Campbell (right) highlights one of the features on MacKenzie LaCroix’s entry in the exotic birds class at the Huntington County 4-H Poultry Show, held Saturday, July 23, by the Livestock Express Poultry Pavilion.

Cooling the bird


Photo by Steve Clark.

Sophie Ottinger tries to keep her goose cool during the Huntington County 4-H Poultry Show, held Saturday, July 23, by the Livestock Express Poultry Pavilion.

Observing the observer


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Megan Stephan (right) watches as Judge Curt Campbell observes her duck at the Huntington County 4-H Poultry Show, held Saturday, July 23, by the Livestock Express Poultry Pavilion.

Appraising the project


Photo by Steve Clark.

MacKenzie LaCroix (left) listens as Judge Amy Dreibelbis appraises her floriculture project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair in the Larry & Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building on Friday, July 22.

Explaining to the judge


Photo by Steve Clark.

Blaise Rupley (left) shows off his electronics project to Judge Rachel Olsen during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair in the Larry & Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building on Friday, July 22.

Floriculture in a jar


Photo by Steve Clark.

Lauren Trickle (left) watches as Judge Amy Dreibelbis analyzes her floriculture project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair in the Larry & Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building on Friday, July 22.

Hands-on judge


Photo by Steve Clark.

Judge Ed Nagle (left) examines Evan Hill’s entry in the 4-H woodworking project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair in the Larry & Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building on Friday, July 22.

Eyeing the judge


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Megan Lickey (left) watches as Judge Kelly Van Horn, of Allen County, goes over her beginner collections project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 21, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Food preservation


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Judge Debbie DeLong (right), of Grant County, talks food preservation with Carter Zezula during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 21, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Wonder what he's thinking


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Emma Bradford (left) watches Judge Matt Day, of Wells County, look over her photograph during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 21, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Thoughts from the judge


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Judge Marvene Johnson (left), of Kosciusko County, explains some of her cake decorating judgment to Eva Marley during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 21, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Rocketry


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Zachary Ramp (left) and Judge Steve Beck, of Whitley County, discuss Ramp's aerospace project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 21, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Judging hard


Photo by Ehren Wynder.

Judge Jodi Bales (right), of Bluffton, looks over the zipper work of Victoria Keiffer's sewing project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 21, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Interesting detail


Photo by Ehren Wynder.

4-H'er Clay Smith (left) and Judge Tori Anderson, of Decatur, look over an interesting detail on Smith's recycling project during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Lincoln Elementary School on Thursday, July 21.

Veterinary science


Photo by Ehren Wynder.

Katlin Carroll (left) explains her veterinary science project to Judge Susan Beck during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Lincoln Elementary School on Thursday, July 21.

4-H horse show champions strut their stuff at saddle club

The 2016 Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show was held Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Complete results are:

WESTERN SHOW
Grand Champion Western Gelding: Brianna Mason.

Reserve Grand Champion Western Gelding: Michael Moehring.

Grand Champion Western Mare: Madison Wajer.

Reserve Grand Champion Western Mare: Aleah Eckert.

Grand Champion Pony Gelding: Aleah Eckert.

Reserve Grand Champion Pony Gelding: Delaney Wall.

Grand Champion Pony Mare: Madison Houser.

Fields, Park and Barscz tops in consumer clothing

Here are the complete results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair Consumer Clothing show:

Beginner, grades 3-5
Gracie Fields, champion; Lizzie Colclesser, reserve.

Blue ribbon with merit: Kelsie Ludemann.

Blue ribbons: Katelyn McMillan and Ashlee Schwieterman.

Intermediate, grades 6-8
Maggie Park, champion; Haileigh Nissley, reserve.

Blue ribbons with merit: Kennady Chapin, Lily Clanin, Reece Colclesser and Katie Melcher.

Jennings, Runyan, Landers top 4-H fair bowling contest

Here are the complete results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair Bowling contest:

Grades 3-5
Kianna Jennings, champion; Lawrence Grove, reserve.

Blue ribbons: Eli Conwell, Andrew Crider, Ian Crider, Elizabeth Fairchild, Madeline Fairchild, Alivia Hernandez, Matthew Rittenhouse and Luke Runyan.

Grades 6-8
Carrie Runyan, champion; Rebecca Landers, reserve.

Blue ribbons: Joseph Belovich, Brandon Bickel, Eryn Dolby, Grace Fairchild, Alyssa Fulton, Hannah Grove and Jessica Hernandez.

Cat knowledge


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

4-H'er Emma Scalf takes a test on her knowledge about cats during the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show on Tuesday evening, July 19, in Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

 

Showmanship skills


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bethany Marcum (right) demonstrates her cat showmanship skills for judges Carrie Boxell (left) and Cindy Johnson during the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show on Tuesday evening, July 19, in Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Kaitlin Jones wins grand champion cat for second straight year

Isaiah Conley (left) watches as his cat "Oliver," gets checked over by Judge Kim Anders, of Fishers, while announcer Rob Jones looks on during the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show on Tuesday, July 19, in Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kaitlin Jones took overall grand champion honors at the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Cat Show for the second straight year.

The show was held in Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, as 20 youngsters competed in showmanship, poster and demonstration portions of the show.

Jones was named champion in the short hair division, while Jackson Hughes won reserve champion honors.

In the long hair division, Isabelle Harlan took the championship ribbon and Abagayle Wright showed the reserve champion cat.

Complete results are:

Productive discussion


Photo by Steve Clark.

Maggie Park (right) discusses her binder for 4-H consumer clothing judging with Judge Amy Ambriole on Tuesday, July 19, at Lincoln Elementary School, in Huntington.

4-H fashion revue


Photo by Steve Clark.

Emalee Kline (foreground) gives Judge Judi Merkle a look at the apron she made for the 4-H fashion revue, held Tuesday, July 19, at Lincoln Elementary School, in Huntington.

Ready answer


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jennifer Meyer (right) answers a question posed to her by Judge Jessica Flynn at the Huntington County 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show, held Monday, July 18, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Under the judge's eye


Photo by Steve Clark.

Reiley Brown (right) walks past Judge Jessica Flynn during the Huntington County 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show on Monday, July 18, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Stick horse


Photo by Steve Clark.

Carson Updike rounds a cone during the stick horse barrel race for mini 4-H members at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 17, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

Flag race

Arizona Sunday reaches out to drop the flag in the bucket during the senior flag race for ponies 56 inches and under at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 17, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, in Huntington.

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